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Max. Elevation
3600 m / 11811 ft
Group size
Min 2+
Level
Easy
Transportation
All ground transportation and flight as per itinerary.
Best Season
March to May, October to November
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Hotel/Lodge during the trip.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trip.
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Paro - Taksing - Thimpu - Gangtey - Gogona Village - Shobju - Wangdi Phodrang - Tashi la pass - Thimpu - Paro - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Explore the amazing beautiful land of Thundering and Peaceful Dragon.
  • Enjoy the warm traditional hospitality and impressive cultures and customs.
  • Tour of scenic Gangtey-Gogona green country side and over high Shobju La pass.
  • Exciting scenery of rolling hills and snow-capped peaks of Eastern Himalayas.
  • Visit leads to ancient and interesting monuments and majestic monasteries.
  • Visit the iconic Taktsang Palphug Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest, perched on a cliffside overlooking the Paro Valley.
  • Explore the scenic Paro Valley, dotted with traditional Bhutanese architecture, rice fields, and ancient temples.
  • Bhutanese culture and traditions through interactions with local communities, festivals, and handicraft markets.

Overview

BEST OF BHUTAN TOUR explore the majestic monasteries in the backdrop of beautiful countryside’
Best of Bhutan Tour is a combination of exciting religious and cultural places to beautiful countryside. Where visitors can experience the in-depth country from colorful towns to rural traditional villages. 
Best of Bhutan Tour involves a scenic short of treks of 3-4 days, and enjoyable walks facing the grand vista. Includes views of rolling green with a backdrop of high snow-capped peaks in the harmony of pristine natural wilderness.
The Best of Bhutan Tour starts with a panoramic flight to land at the lovely town of Paro at Bhutan international airport. An interesting place for an exciting tour of its impressive old sites of Dzong the forts and the famed Taksing Monastery.
Taksing Monastery popularly known as Tigers Nest is perched on a high rocky hill sheltered in an overhanging cave. From Paro a short scenic drive to Thimphu the capital of Bhutan, a quite different city from the rest of the world. 
A city with minimum movement of vehicles, where traffic light does not exist following the age-old traditional ways. The movements of people and vehicles are controlled with the sound of a whistle. 
At Thimphu explore the famous places of great cultural interest, and then head beyond the city towards the serene countryside. Reaching Gangtey and Gogona rural farm villages for the treks exploring its beautiful high green hills and crossing ridges.
The spectacular views abound throughout the trek and from the high pass of Shobju La pass. Which is at above 3,600 m, overlooking the marvelous scenery of towering snow-capped peaks; of the Eastern Himalayas and the Gangtey and Gogona valleys.
Which is also the summer home for migrating Black Necked Cranes, and other elusive endangered wildlife species. The tour and trekking are one of the best ways to soak amidst the beautiful greenery of Bhutan's lovely country. 
After visiting interesting ancient sites of monasteries and Dzong the fortress, as well as getting a glimpse of all Bhutan traditions. Slowly the trek and tour complete heading back to Paro via Thimphu for a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu. After a wonderful time and fabulous experience on the Best of Bhutan Tour and Trekking with great services of Himalayan Forever Treks.

Popular Attractions on Bhutan Tours
The Best of Bhutan Tour showcases the country's most iconic attractions, including the majestic Tiger's Nest Monastery (Taktsang), the historic Punakha Dzong, the serene Phobjikha Valley (Gangtey), and the colorful markets of Thimphu and Paro. You'll also have the opportunity to explore traditional Bhutanese villages, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes throughout your journey.

Best of Bhutan Tour: Culture, Hikes, Short Trek, Monastic Stay
The Best of Bhutan Tour offers a diverse range of experiences, including cultural sightseeing, scenic hikes, short treks, and immersive stays in monasteries. From exploring vibrant festivals and sacred sites to trekking through pristine forests and valleys, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Bhutan's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

Explore our promoted experiences
Immerse yourself in Bhutan's unique culture and traditions with our promoted experiences, including attending traditional Bhutanese festivals (Tsechus), participating in cultural ceremonies, learning traditional arts and crafts, and engaging with local communities. These authentic experiences offer a deeper understanding of Bhutan's rich cultural heritage and way of life.

Kathmandu to Bhutan Overview
The journey from Kathmandu to Bhutan begins with a scenic flight over the Himalayas, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and rugged landscapes. Upon arrival in Bhutan, you'll be greeted by our experienced guides and embark on a captivating journey through the kingdom's most iconic destinations.

Preparation for Best of Bhutan Tour Trip
Preparation for your Best of Bhutan Tour involves obtaining the necessary travel permits, packing appropriate clothing and gear for varying weather conditions and activities, and familiarizing yourself with Bhutanese customs and etiquette. Our team will provide you with detailed pre-departure information to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.

Best Season or Time to Visit Best of Bhutan Tour
The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months when the weather is mild and stable, and the landscapes are lush and vibrant. However, Bhutan's unique cultural events and festivals make it a captivating destination year-round, so travelers can plan their visit based on personal preferences and interests.

Foods Available On Best of Bhutan Tour
During your Best of Bhutan Tour, you'll have the opportunity to savor delicious Bhutanese cuisine, which features a variety of flavorful dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. From hearty stews and rice dishes to savory dumplings and spicy curries, Bhutanese cuisine offers a delightful culinary experience for travelers.

Accommodation Facilities On Best of Bhutan Tour
Accommodation options on the Best of Bhutan Tour range from comfortable hotels and resorts to cozy guesthouses and traditional Bhutanese farmhouses. Each accommodation offers warm hospitality, modern amenities, and stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay throughout your journey.

Difficulty Level of Best of Bhutan Tour
The Best of Bhutan Tour is suitable for travelers of all ages and fitness levels, with activities ranging from leisurely cultural sightseeing to moderate hikes and treks. While some trails may involve uphill climbs and uneven terrain, our experienced guides will provide support and guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience for all participants.

Important Note

Mode of Tour: Best traditional Guest-House and hotels in Bhutan.
Tour Grade: Moderate with short ups and downhill walks. 
Area of Tour: Paro, Thimphu Central Bhutan main town and city with Gangtey & Gogona country villages. 
People and culture: 80 % Bhutanese follows Buddhism religion and cultures.
In Bhutan: 10 Nights and 11 Days (with flights both ways).                                             
Total Trip: 13 Nights / 14 Days from arrival to main departures.
Best Seasons:
The best seasons for all Bhutan Tour and trekking is in spring and autumn/fall. Starts from April to pre-summer of June, most days are clear and fine with longer sunlight hours. The next best season is autumn/fall when most days are crystal clear for a scenic tour and the best views. But short days due to sun-light hours, cold morning and late afternoon till night time. 

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information for Best of Bhutan Tour.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Located at the heart of the city, Kathmandu Durbar Square serves as a living museum of Nepal's royal history. Surrounded by ancient palaces, courtyards, and temples, the square boasts a captivating blend of Malla and Shah architecture. The Hanuman Dhoka Palace, with its intricately carved wooden windows and doors, stands as a testament to the city's regal past.

The Kumari Ghar, an integral part of the square, is the residence of the Kumari, a young living goddess revered by locals. Visitors may catch a glimpse of her during scheduled appearances, adding an air of mystique to the historical ambiance. The square's narrow alleys are lined with hidden courtyards, shrines, and bustling vendors, creating a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the cultural richness of Kathmandu.

Pashupati Nath:

A short distance from the city center lies Pashupati Nath, a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated on the banks of the Bagmati River, the temple complex exudes spirituality and tranquility. The main temple, adorned with intricate wood carvings and golden spires, attracts pilgrims and tourists alike.

The eastern bank of the Bagmati River provides a vantage point for observing the religious rituals and ceremonies performed by devotees. The site is also home to wandering sadhus, adding to the spiritual aura. Pashupati Nath not only serves as a religious center but also showcases Nepal's architectural heritage through ancient statues, shrines, and ghats along the river.

Boudha:

Heading northeast, the journey culminates at Boudha, home to the majestic Boudha Stupa. This UNESCO World Heritage Site stands as a profound symbol of Buddhism. The colossal white dome, adorned with the Buddha's all-seeing eyes, creates a serene and contemplative atmosphere.

Surrounding the stupa is a bustling market where vendors offer an array of Tibetan artifacts, prayer flags, and traditional handicrafts. The rhythmic chants of prayers, the spinning of prayer wheels, and the fluttering of colorful flags contribute to the spiritual ambiance. Pilgrims circumambulate the stupa, engaging in prayer and ritual, while nearby monasteries house monks immersed in their daily practices.

As the day progresses, the stupa is illuminated, casting a peaceful glow that enhances the spiritual experience. Boudha encapsulates the essence of Buddhist culture and serves as a haven for those seeking a connection to Nepal's spiritual roots. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Best of Bhutan Tour.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

Morning or afternoon, depending upon flight time for Paro, transfer to Kathmandu, Nepal’s international airport. Less than an hour panoramic, flight to land at Paro, Bhutan, on arrival after immigration, visa formalities. Our native Bhutanese guide receives you for short drive to the hotels in Paro, with afternoon free at leisure.

Max. altitude

2,200m / 7,218 ft.

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Hotel

Meals

BLD

After breakfast, guide will take you a for full day tour of Paro, a major town of Bhutan with full of historical and cultural and heritage sites, visit of old ruined fort which was built to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 17th Century. The tour includes few hour hike to Taksing Monastery, the famous Tiger Nest, located on an overhanging cave, high above a rocky hill. 

After an interesting of Druk Gyaldzong, late afternoon tour of National Museum which displays rich collections of fine arts weapons, tour continues to famous Taksing Monastery (Tiger's nest).

From here enjoy views of Paro and distance snow-capped peaks, after a wonderful time here descend by the same route to your hotel.

Max. altitude

3,120m / 10,236 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

After an interesting time at Paro, morning two hours scenic drive to the capital of Bhutan in Thimphu, on reaching Thimphu check into a nice hotels, after lunch visit the memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school.

Max. altitude

2,320m / 7,612 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

After breakfast our guide will take you on tour of Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King of Bhutan, visit of Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view of the valley, a short scenic drive for a visit of the largest and recently built statue of Buddha with wonderful view of entire Thimphu valley. Afternoon tour of traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and the Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them.

Max. altitude

2,320m / 7,612 ft.

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Hotel

Meals

BLD

After a pleasant stop in Thimphu and having breakfast, an interesting drive to Gangtey around Bhutan’s beautiful countryside towards high hills with lovely scenery of green landscapes and traditional villages. The drive ends reaching Gangtey, then check into a nice farm house for overnight stop.

Max. altitude

2,830m / 9,285 ft.

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Hotel

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BLD

The trek starts for a long day walk through farm fields and rural villages, the trail follows into lovely forest. After a pleasant scenic trek reaching Gogona village for overnight in the comfort of a nice cozy guesthouse / lodge.

Max. altitude

3,000m / 9,843 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

At Gogona morning tour of interesting monastery, and then start morning for six hours walks. The trail climbs above Shobju La pass at 3,600 meters, the highest point of the journey. From the top enjoy grand vista of hills, valley with views of snowcapped peaks and head downhill. As walk leads to a wide valley towards Khoatokha village for overnight stop in another nice guesthouse / lodge.

Max. altitude

3,600m / 11,811 ft.

Accommodation

Guesthouse or lodge

Meals

BLD

From Khoatokha, morning walk leads on winding path into forest of rhododendron-magnolia-birch and pines trees. The trek follows through rural farm village at Wangdi Phodrang for overnight stop. Staying in a log cabin serves as guest house.

Max. altitude

1,364m / 4,475 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel or Lodge

Meals

BLD

Our last day trek morning walk leads to a nice Chuzomsa village, after trekking past farm villages. Facing views of snow mountain range and cross over Tashi-la 2,780 m, a small pass then reaching Chuzomsa village. On ending the day walk at Chuzomsa village, taking an exciting drive to Thimphu. The ride completes after four hours of exciting drive reaching Thimphu for overnight stop.

Max. altitude

2,780m / 9,121 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel or Lodge

Meals

BLD

Enjoy relaxing morning after a several day of walks and drives, explore the market of Thimphu. Afternoon drive to Paro and transfer to a nice hotel, rest of the day at leisure visiting the streets of lovely Paro town on last day in Bhutan.

Max. altitude

2,320m / 7,612 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

As per flight time for Kathmandu or other respective destinations, transfer to Bhutan’s International airport at Paro. Then bid farewell to the Bhutanese guide and drivers, board in a national carrier or similar airlines for flight to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport Himalayan Forever Treks staff receives for transfer to your hotels. 

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience on Best of Bhutan Tour.

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Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport in Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu / Bhutan at tourist standard hotels (Single room supplement at extra cost if required) 
  • In Kathmandu includes accommodation with Bed and Breakfast basis only.
  • In Bhutan on full board includes B-L and Dinner with accommodation.
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Applicable Permit & Entry Fees.
  • Service of city and trekking guides in Bhutan and their daily wages.
  • Comprehensive medical kits and re-confirmation of international air tickets.
  • Overland drive on private vehicles or Four Wheel Drive in Bhutan. 
  • Airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu to Paro / Bhutan and back at Kathmandu.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature on tour and journey in Bhutan, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Personal gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal/medical problems in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from tour including expenses.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Traveling in Bhutan controlled and restricted by the Government of Bhutan, visitors can enter only in group wise through proper Government registered travel agencies of Bhutan. 

Our reliable Bhutan counterpart agents take care for your safe and secure travel, Bhutan Government allows foreign travelers to spend minimum of US$ 200 per day / per person to make the country sustainable form eco and friendly tourism by minimizing mass flow of tourist. 

Bhutan, the land of Thunder Dragon a Buddhist religion with Tantric Buddhism country and the only Buddhist kingdom in this world, the peaceful environment and panorama of mountains with different monasteries are main attraction of Bhutan including its colorful festivals.


The spring from March and May, fall / autumn season September to November has good weather. December to February is winter and cold outside in morning and evening time but nice and sunny during day time. July and august is rainy season so expect rain but weather is unpredictable like other places in the world. If you go higher altitude is cooler and lower altitude is warmer in Bhutan. Due to mountains can enjoy nice breeze too. Most of the days are clear except monsoon and good for hiking.

Yes, can depart from Paro in Bhutan after completing the tour instead of flying back to Kathmandu, Nepal. From Paro can fly to other main cities in India to connect your international flight for homeward bound. 


Bhutan due to its culture, religion and customs similar to Tibetan, so much of the main foods and cuisine are almost the same with few varied types of meals. 
It is always handy to carry dry food and biscuits or anything that can be brewed with hot water such as coffee and drinking chocolate.

No prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with custom officials and are of personal use.  Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Bhutanese Government are prohibited.


The national currency of Bhutan is the Ngultrum (Nu) and it currently trades at approximately Nu 43 to US $1.00. The three currencies accepted within Bhutan are the Ngultrum, the Indian Rupee and the US Dollar. There are two Banks in Bhutan. Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNB) Bank of Bhutan Limited (BOBL) Currencies accepted as foreign exchange within the banks. The Bhutanese currency pegged to the Indian rupee and thus trades with the currency. There are no coins, and you can expect to be handed wads of cash. The smallest note is for 1-ngultrum, worth only about $0.02 USD. 

The Best of Bhutan Tour is a comprehensive journey that explores the cultural, historical, and natural highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

The tour often starts in the capital city, Thimphu, and may include visits to Paro, Punakha, Bumthang, and other significant destinations.

The duration of the tour can vary, but it typically ranges from 7 to 14 days, depending on the specific itinerary and places covered.

Common attractions include the Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang), Punakha Dzong, Thimphu's cultural sites, Bumthang Valley, and more.

Yes, tourists need a Bhutanese tourist visa, which is typically arranged by the tour operator along with the Bhutan Tourism Council.

English-speaking guides are commonly available for international tourists. Other languages may be available upon request.

Comfortable vehicles are typically used for transportation between destinations, and short flights may be included if necessary.

Yes, there are opportunities to purchase Bhutanese handicrafts, textiles, and traditional souvenirs.

Travelers can explore ancient monasteries, dzongs, and experience Bhutanese festivals, offering insight into the country's unique culture.

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